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Regional Professional Associations 

Before joining the GLEDC, please consider first joining the association serving your state or province for the many benefits they can provide you and your community.   

Illinois Economic Development Association
225 East Cook Street
Springfield, Il 62704
Phone: (217) 528-5230
Fax: (217) 241-4683
Web site:

The Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) is a voluntary group of economic development professionals affiliated as a not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of furthering the development of the economic base of Illinois.

Indiana Economic Development Association
125 West Market Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 454-7013
Fax: (317) 634-5964
Web site:

The Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA) is dedicated to promoting and improving the quality of industrial and economic development throughout the State of Indiana.

Michigan Economic Developers Association
P.O. Box 15096
Lansing, MI 48901-5096
Phone: (517) 241-0011
Fax: (517) 241-0089
Web site:

The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), founded in 1960, exists to provide a variety of services and programs which will enhance members' abilities and skills in economic development. Through education, legislative updates, public relations, and networking, MEDA makes it possible for members to do their job more efficiently and effectively.

Economic Development Association of Minnesota
1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252
Saint Paul, MN 55114-1067
Phone: (651) 290-6296
Fax: (651) 290-2266
Web site:

The Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) is professional association of individuals and organizations throughout the state of Minnesota that provides development professionals a forum for exchanging information and staying abreast of current economic development strategies and practices and by providing economic developers with valuable networking and educational opportunities. EDAM consults with the state on public policy issues related to economic development, and helps continually define and improve the profession.

New York State Economic Development Council
111 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 426-4058
Fax: (518) 426-4059
Web site:

The New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) has been serving the state's development professionals for over 30 years. It has become the principal statewide organization representing 500 local, regional, and statewide development professionals. Its membership is broad-based and includes representatives of Industrial Development Agencies, local development corporations, utilities, public authorities, bond underwriters, chambers of commerce, banking institutions, law firms and corporations. The purpose of NYSEDC is to promote the economic development of the state and its communities; to encourage sound practices in the conduct of regional and statewide development programs; and to develop educational programs that enhance the professional development skills of NYSEDC members.

Ohio Economic Development Association
17 South High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, Oh 43215
Phone: (614) 221-1900
Fax: (614) 221-1989
Web site:

The Ohio Economic Development Association's (OEDA) mission is to provide education, information, and networking opportunities to economic development practitioners and others committed to the economic growth of Ohio and its communities.

Economic Development Council of Ontario
Box 8030
6506 Marlene Ave
Cornwall, ON
Canada K6H 7H9
Phone: (613) 931-9827
Fax: (613) 931-9828

The Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO) provides leadership to enhance the professional development of its members; advance economic development as a profession and support its municipalities in fostering economic prosperity in the province of Ontario.

Pennsylvania Economic Development Association
908 North Second Street
Harrisburg, Pa 17102
Phone: (717) 441-6047
Fax: (717) 236-2046
Web site:

The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) is the unified organization for individuals whose livelihood involves responsibilities for area development. Examples of typical members include county/regional economic developers, state economic development employees, utility executives whose primary responsibility is area development, industrial development authority directors, operators of industrial incubators, chamber of commerce executives, and municipal directors of development.

Association of Quebec Economic Development Professionals

455, rue MacDonald

Magog (Quebec) J1X 1M2


CP 297
Magog (Quebec) J1X 3W8

Phone: 819 868-9778
Toll free: 1 800 361-8470


The Association of Professionals in Economic Development of Quebec (APDEQ) brings together stakeholders exercising functions that help stimulate entrepreneurship and support the creation, establishment, attraction or development of businesses from different economic sectors on a specific territory.  Founded in 1959, APDEQ currently has more than 700 members from all regions of Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario.

Wisconsin Economic Development Association
PO Box 258067
Madison, WI 53725-8067
Phone: (866) 766-7578

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA), founded in 1975, is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to expanding Wisconsin’s economy. Driven by the needs of our 450-plus members, we represent the economic development interests of both the private and public sectors through leadership on statewide initiatives to advance economic development in Wisconsin.